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Past, present, and future perspective of cardiac computed tomography.
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PMID:  15170776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the United States, more than 1 million diagnostic invasive coronary angiograms are performed annually, and in about 50% the investigation is followed by an interventional procedure. The remaining symptomatic patients after angiography are treated conservatively or by bypass graft surgery. In recent decades coronary angiography has advanced to a fast and safe investigation. Nevertheless, in particular, patients are well aware of the small but not negligible risk of complications and the discomfort of the invasive procedure. In addition to electrocardiogram (EKG) or ultrasound stress test and thallium scintigraphy, there is further need for another noninvasive method that displays the morphology of the coronary arteries in a way that would allow the triage of patients with suspicion of coronary artery disease (CAD) for a conservative, interventional, or surgical treatment.
Christoph R Becker; Andreas Knez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1053-1807     ISO Abbreviation:  J Magn Reson Imaging     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-01     Completed Date:  2004-10-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105850     Medline TA:  J Magn Reson Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  676-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Clinical Radiology and Cardiology, Klinikum Grobetahadern, Munich, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Heart / radiography*
Myocardial Infarction / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed* / methods

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